Category: Haiti

No home in Haiti

Nearly seven years ago, Adrienne St Fume and her family fled their home as the earth shook and their city crumbled around them. They ended up in what was then a vacant lot overlooking a cluster of shops along a busy street in the Haitian capital – and they’ve been there ever since, as they […]

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HAITI – Election protests continue

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Loud appeals by Haitian electoral officials for calm and patience as vote counting continues have been falling on deaf ears, with political parties and citizens clamouring for the results of Sunday’s first round of presidential elections. For several days, demonstrators have led violent protests on the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, clashing with […]

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Haitians to vote on Sunday

Haitians vote in a long-delayed presidential election on Sunday that residents hope will stabilize the impoverished nation and help it get back on its feet after a devastating hurricane last month. The struggling Haitians, despite skepticism, look for the election to bring an end to a year of political uncertainty and deliver a president who […]

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Boy killed in Haiti amid protest

A teenage boy was fatally shot in Haiti on Tuesday amid protests over delays in aid distribution after a Category 4 hurricane pummeled the Caribbean country last month. It is the second such death reported in the past week. Protesters were seen running through the streets of the southern coastal city of Les Cayes pushing […]

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Missing after Matthew

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 will stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. This week, we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. PORT-A-PIMENT, Haiti – Nobody has seen or heard from Edma Desravine, […]

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Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop artist and former candidate for the presidency of Haiti, says he is “committed to ensuring that things are made right” amid news of a criminal investigation into the finances of his personal charity. The musician’s lawyer, Avi Schick, confirmed that Jean’s Haitian aid organization, Yele, went out of business […]

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CARICOM steps up to help Haiti

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has delivered a shipment of approximately US$53 000 worth of emergency relief supplies to hurricane-ravaged Haiti. The items were transported by the United States government, through the collaborative efforts of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica. […]

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Waiting for help

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 will stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. This week, we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster.   by Nicole Best, CMC JEREMIE, Haiti – It’s two o’ clock in […]

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Crop catastrophe

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. During this week we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald MORNE […]

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Weeping for Haiti

On Saturday October 22, Barbados TODAY and CapitalMedia HD 99.3 stand in solidarity with Haiti as they team up to stage a Radiothon to raise funds for the country ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. During this week we will feature the stories of Haitians as they coped with the disaster. The massive damage unleashed on Haiti […]

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UN chief arrives in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Saturday after U.N. trucks were looted near the area where his plane touched down, as tempers flared among families desperate for aid after Hurricane Matthew. The Category 4 hurricane tore through Haiti on Oct. 4, killing about 1,000 people and leaving more than 1.4 […]

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CARICOM rallies support for hurricane-ravaged country

Barbados and its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours are being asked not to abandon hurricane-hit Haiti and The Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. CARICOM is rallying support to help meet the most pressing needs in the two member states as they embark on a recovery and rehabilitation process. During a CARICOM […]

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Devastating!

The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the Bahamas should serve as a “stark reality” to the region of the effects of climate change and the vulnerability of the Caribbean to natural disasters. Regional and international officials expressed this sentiment as they gathered in Barbados for the inaugural EU-Caribbean sustainable energy conference at […]

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HAITI – WHO to send 1m cholera vaccine doses

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The World Health Organization is sending a million cholera vaccine doses to Haiti, it announced Tuesday, amid concerns over the rising number of cases in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. WHO cholera expert Dominique Legros told reporters in Geneva that the UN’s global public health body had decided Monday to send the vaccines […]

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‘Massive response’ needed in Haiti -UN

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The UN secretary general has said that a “massive response” is needed to help Haiti recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. Some towns and villages had been wiped off the map and tensions were already mounting as people awaited help, Ban Ki-moon said. The UN has also made an emergency appeal […]

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More pain and suffering for Haiti

Haiti was due to have elections on October 9 to choose a new President. Even before Hurricane Matthew blasted the country on October 4 with Category 4 force winds and a 190-mile outer band of powerful rains, Léopold Berlanger, the head of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), announced that the restaged presidential and partial legislative […]

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HAITI – Over 800 dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The UN has warned it could take days for the full impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti to emerge, as the death toll soars to more than 800 dead. The death toll has doubled, and may rise, as rescue teams gain access to southern areas cut off by the storm. The World Food […]

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